After almost two months gallivanting across the globe, Hannakin is back in business!!

If you’re in Melbourne and you’ve been hankering to see me, pop by one of my market stalls this September, starting with @therosestmarket THIS SATURDAY 5th, or perhaps the @maribyrnongmakersmarket or @artscentremelbourne Sunday Market later in the month!

I’m also back online with my artsy shoppe (link in profile) so if you’re not a Melbournite, feel free to stop by there!
I can’t wait to see you soon! 😊✨
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La Placita, Shirley, NY

Another fantastic local find in Long Island this weekend…

When we got off the train at Mastic-Shirley, I noticed this blue building across the street from the station. As we were on a tight schedule, we couldn’t stop that day, but I made a mental note of the joint, hoping to check it out. After a glowing recommendation from one of our taxi drivers, we went back on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed a fantastic lunch!

While it is in large part a Hispanic supermarket, La Placita has an incredible cafeteria style lunch counter serving foods from Central and South America…

Here’s a look…

I went for a mixed fried plate, with fried chicken and a fried pork chop over yellow rice with jalapeno pickled vegetables…

Mutsumi opted for their incredible oxtail stew over white rice with a flauta…

Another buddy got a seafood dish with local clams and mussels that was equally impressive!

These incredible and authentic dishes were the perfect way to help our hangovers and fill our bellies for the train ride home.


567 Surrey Circle

Shirley, NY 11967